|The History of Arda|
|Years of the Lamps|
|Years of the Trees|
|Years of the Sun
|Ages of Arda|
|Timeline of Arda|
This age was characterized by the rise (eventually with increased insolence) of Númenor, the rise of Sauron in Middle-earth, the creation of the Ringwraiths, and the early wars of the Rings between Sauron and the Elves. The Ring of Power also came into existence during this period.
|1||Foundation of Mithlond the Grey Havens under Círdan, and Lindon as the Ñoldorin Kingdom under Gil-galad.|
|32||Edain reach Númenor, Elros is crowned first Kings of Númenor.|
|c. 40||Many Dwarves abandon the ruined cities of Belegost and Nogrod in the Ered Luin and join Durin's folk in Moria.|
|61||Birth of Vardamir Nólimon, eldest child of Elros. Subsequently three more children are born.|
|192||Birth of Tar-Amandil.|
|222||Birth of Nolondil.|
|350||Birth of Tar-Elendil.|
|361||Birth of Eärendur.|
|442||Elros, also known as Tar-Minyatur, dies.
Vardamir Nólimon succeeds the throne but abdicates immediately.
|c. 500||Sauron arises again in Middle-earth.|
|521||Silmariën is born in Númenor, line of lords of Andúnië splits off the line of Kings.|
|532||Isilmë, sister of Silmariën, born.|
|543||Meneldur, brother of Silmariën, born.|
|590||Tar-Elendil becomes fourth King of Númenor.|
|600||First Númenórean ships sail to Middle-earth.|
|740||Tar-Meneldur becomes fifth King of Númenor.|
|750||The Ñoldor found the realm of Eregion near Moria.|
|870||Anardil weds Erendis.|
|882||Anardil and Erendis separate.|
|883||Tar-Aldarion becomes sixth King of Númenor.|
|985||Death of Erendis by drowning.|
|c. 1000||Sauron begins building Barad-dûr.|
|1075||Tar-Ancalimë becomes the first Queen and seventh ruler of Númenór.|
|c. 1200||Sauron deceives the Ñoldor in Eregion, but Gil-galad mistrusts him; the Númenóreans begin building permanent havens in Middle-earth at Lond Daer, Umbar, and other places.|
|1280||Tar-Anárion becomes seventh King of Númenor.|
|c. 1350||Celeborn and Galadriel, together with their daughter Celebrían, emigrate from Eregion to Lórien.
Celebrimbor becomes lord of Eregion.
|1394||Tar-Súrion becomes eighth King of Númenor.|
|c. 1500||The Ñoldor under Celebrimbor are instructed by Sauron, beginning of the forging of the Rings of Power.|
|1566||Tar-Telperiën becomes the second Queen and tenth ruler of Númenor.|
|c. 1600||Forging of the One Ring.
|1693||War of the Elves and Sauron begins.
The Three Rings are hidden.
|1695||Elrond sent to Eregion as lieutenant of Gil-galad.|
|1699||Rivendell and Lindon besieged.|
|1700||Minastir sends a great navy under Ciryatur to Lindon and he is victorious at the Battle of the Gwathló.
Sauron's forces retreat from Eriador and the coasts and go back to Mordor.
|1731||Tar-Minastir becomes eleventh King of Númenor.|
|c. 1800||Númenor begins establishing permanent settlements in Middle-earth.|
|1869||Tar-Ciryatan becomes twelfth King of Númenor.|
|2029||Tar-Atanamir the Great becomes thirteenth King of Númenor but is hostile to the Valar.
|2221||Tar-Ancalimon becomes fourteenth King of Númenor.
The Ringwraiths first appear.
|2280||Umbar is fortified by the Númenóreans.|
|2350||Pelargir is built by the Elendili.|
|2386||Tar-Telemmaitë becomes fifteenth King of Númenor.|
|2526||Tar-Vanimeldë becomes third Queen and sixteenth ruler of Númenor.|
|2637||Herucalmo seizes the throne and rule as "Tar-Anducal", but is not counted in the list of kings.|
|2657||Tar-Alcarin becomes seventeenth King of Númenor.|
|2737||Tar-Calmacil becomes eighteenth King of Númenor.|
|2899||Ar-Adûnakhôr becomes twentieth King of Númenor and the first to take his royal name in Adûnaic, the language of men, instead of Quenya, the high language of the elves.|
|*c. 2900||Teaching of Elvish languages prohibited in Númenor.|
|2962||Ar-Zimrathôn becomes twenty-first King of Númenor.|
|3033||Ar-Sakalthôr becomes twenty-second King of Númenor.|
|3102||Ar-Gimilzôr becomes twenty-third King of Númenor.|
|c. 3110||Usage of Elvish languages and visit of the elves prohibited in Númenor.|
|3119||Birth of Elendil.|
|3177||Tar-Palantir repents, resulting in a civil war in Númenor.|
|3209||Birth of Isildur|
|3219||Birth of Anárion.|
|3243||Death of Gimilkhâd, at 198 years old.|
|3255||Ar-Pharazôn the Golden weds his first-cousin Míriel, the daughter of Tar-Palantir, and seizes the throne of Númenor.|
|3261||Ar-Pharazôn sails to Middle-earth landing at Umbar, and takes Sauron captive.|
|3262||Sauron is taken as prisoner to Númenor, but begins corrupting the Númenóreans further.|
|c. 3265||Sauron becomes Ar-Pharazôn's court advisor.|
|c. 3280||Isildur steals a fruit from Nimloth. The White Tree is felled and burnt in Sauron's Temple thereafter.|
|3299||Elendur, eldest son of Isildur born.|
|c. 3300||Sauron establishes himself as High Priest of Melkor, "Lord of the Dark".
|3310||At Sauron's instigation, Ar-Pharazôn begins building the Great Armament.|
|3318||Birth of Meneldil, fourth child of Anárion and last man born in Númenor.|
|3319||Ar-Pharazôn sets foot on Aman; the World is Changed: Aman and Tol Eressëa are removed from Arda, Númenor is drowned, and the world is made round.
Elendil and his sons arrive on the shores of Middle-earth.
|3320||Founding of Gondor and Arnor as realms-in-exile by Elendil and his sons, Isildur and Anárion.
|3339||Aratan, second son of Isildur born in Gondor.|
|3379||Ciryon, third son of Isildir born in Minas Ithil.|
|3428||Sauron beseiges Minas Ithil.
War of the Last Alliance begins.
|3429||Sauron conquers Minas Ithil and burns the White Tree.
|3430||The Last Alliance of Elves and Men is formed.|
|3434||Sauron's forces are defeated in the Battle of Dagorlad.
Siege of Barad-dûr begins.
Oropher is slain.
|3440||Anárion is slain.|
|3441||Elendil and Gil-galad perish in battle.
In the aftermath of the War many Elves of Gil-galad's following depart to Valinor: end of the Ñoldorin realms in Middle-earth.
- The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Second Age"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, I: "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", Notes
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VII: "The Heirs of Elendil"